Quotes by Epictetus

Epictetus

Epictetus

Roman philosopher

Alive from: 50-130 AD

Category: Philosophers

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    Do not write so that you can be understood, write so that you cannot be misunderstood.
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    A ship should not ride on a single anchor, nor life on a single hope.
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    It's not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters.
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    A wise man is he who does not grieve for the thing which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.
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    Difficulties are things that show a person what they are.
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    If you do not wish to be prone to anger, do not feed the habit; give it nothing which may tend to its increase.
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    It is a sign of a dull nature to occupy oneself deeply in matters that concern the body; for instance, to be over much occupied about exercise, about eating and drinking, about easing oneself, about sexual intercourse.
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    It is impossible to begin to learn that which one thinks one already knows.
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    It is the nature of the wise to resist pleasures, but the foolish to be a slave to them.
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    It is your own convictions which compels you; that is, choice compels choice.
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    Neither should a ship rely on one small anchor, nor should life rest on a single hope.
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    A man that seeks truth and loves it must be reckoned precious to any human society.
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    A strict belief, fate is the worst kind of slavery; on the other hand there is comfort in the thought that God will be moved by our prayers.
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    All philosophy lies in two words, sustain and abstain.
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    Covetousness like jealousy, when it has taken root, never leaves a person, but with their life. Cowardice is the dread of what will happen.
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